Jul 18th
Sep 5th

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Materials Exhibit

Commemorating Hanno City's Peace City Declaration

By Sherilyn Siy    - 1 min read
When: Jul 18th - Sep 5th 2021

To commemorate Hanno City's Peace City Declaration (March 2019), as well as to support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Hanno City Museum in Saitama will host an exhibition of materials from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum from July 18 (Sunday) to September 5 (Sunday).

Actual materials and replicas of valuable items, as well as pictures and drawings from the museums in Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be exhibited. Commentary and captions will be available both in Japanese and English.

For those in the Kanto Area who may not have the chance to visit Hiroshima or Nagasaki, this is a great opportunity to learn more about what happened 76 years ago. Additionally, materials from Hiroshima and Nagasaki are rarely exhibited together in Japan.

Please note that museum hours are from 9:00 - 17:00. It is closed on Mondays (except on August 9). Admission is free.

Getting there

The museum is about a 16 minute walk from Hanno Station served by the Seibu Ikebukuro and Seibu Chichibu Lines. Ample parking spaces are available at the nearby park.

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Sherilyn Siy

Sherilyn Siy @sherilyn.siy

For Sherilyn Siy, Asia is home. Born in Hong Kong, Sherilyn spent time in the Philippines, China, and now lives in Japan. She speaks English, Filipino, Chinese (or putonghua), and Hokkien, her family's local dialect. Running is one of her favorite ways to explore Japan. She proudly finished the 2015 Tokyo Marathon -- her first ever full marathon -- in 4 hours and 37 minutes. She was absolutely psyched when she got selected again to run the new Tokyo Marathon route in 2018. She hopes to complete other races in Japan. 

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Elizabeth S a week ago
Great way to let young people in the Kanto area see with their own eyes the relics of these significant events. I'll direct my friends with children to this exhibition. And see if I can make it out there myself if it doesn't violate the latest state of emergency cautions.
Elena Lisina a week ago
I visited the Peace Museum in Hiroshima - very sad...
Elena Lisina a week ago
Unfortunately, people who make money on producing weapons don't care of anything and ignore the history. :(